Monday, August 27, 2018

A french sofa and inspiration for reupholstering

Good morning! I am looking forward to a good week ahead. I have some gorgeous pieces to work on. This morning I wanted to share a gorgeous old French sofa. I actually sold this to Jemima of Saddler and Co in Dubbo. She has an upholsterer work for her so she was going to recover it.  It’s so beautiful as is but will look even nicer with new fabric. I wish my upholstery skills were better: actually I sway between wishing that and hating how hard upholstery is on your hands so maybe it’s better I don’t tackle these big projects :)









I thought I’d share some inspiration for recovering old French sofas. I’m really partial to the heavy bold stripes. Sorry about photo quality of these: all sources from Pinterest .





















This sofa below is my favourite of all time. So beautiful 









What’s your favourite ?
Fiona xx


9 comments:

  1. I like the third one with monogrammed pillows on it.

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  2. Hi Fiona, love all the sofas but my favourite is the second one, Grey with fine grey striped cushions. Lovely post, heart warming to see so many lovely things,
    Best regards
    Susan

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    1. Thanks so much Susan, so many gorgeous pieces aren’t there
      Fiona xx

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  3. Dear girl,
    Yes to stripes of all persuasions. They really make an antique piece look smart and un-stodgy.
    I particularly like good old French Ticking and variations. No Chintz always has nice stripes and they're not too exxy.
    Surely you're not really considering doing your own major re-upholstering? Just what you need, more work!
    Love your work, babe.
    Roseanna D.

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  4. I just bought a set of couch and two chairs with ottoman, not quite french but it will work well and it's small furniture, which I want. So undecided as to painting the wood, what color, gray, off white, gold? I haven't even come close on the fabric, so will be interested to hear your choice. Mine have a rolled arm, but the detail of the wood is the same. Good luck with your choices.

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  5. Strange but your August 28, 2018 just showed up in my inbox in US on January 30, 2019. Obviously took a very slow boat! haha I love the green and cream stripe too. Also the gray linen sofa with the gray stripe pillows. I have a French style sofa and setter in cream linen and a Louis XVI arm chair in yellow velvet. My dining room chairs are also Louis XVI. I love French furniture mixed with more contemporary pieces.

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    1. I know , it was so strange but lucky especially as I hadn’t written a blog post yesterday. Not sure how that happened ha ha

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